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Live-In Nanny/Governess in Condado (San Juan) Puerto Rico


Job location: Condado (San Juan) Puerto Rico (40hrs 9-6, with one hour lunch)

Position Start Date: Right after Thanksgiving (Week of December 1)

An active family is seeking a live-in (studio offered for the right candidate) nanny to create a stimulating, nurturing, and safe environment for their 2 young children (boy 9 months and girl 2 years). Nanny will be responsible for all tasks related to care of the children, serving as a loving, nurturing and trustworthy companion. The nanny will not act as a sitter, but rather a playmate, sports and outdoors enthusiast, mentor, educator, and entertainer. No work is required for the home, the family has a full time housekeeper and chef.


  • Experienced working with preschool and school-aged children.
  • Experienced with 2+ children in a domestic setting.
  • Willing to work collaboratively with parents and assist with developmental milestones.
  • Prepare children for school and accompany them to/from school.
  • Carefully research and propose age appropriate local activities and resources, register attendance, and accompany to activities.
  • Able to transport children to and from play dates, outings, classes.
  • Knowledgeable about child development (e.g., firm when necessary, but also capable of being laid back and fun).
  • Good management skills with toy organization, closet systems, and toiletries.
  • Develop and implement sanitation schedule of toys, surfaces, handles, etc.
  • Guide children on etiquette and manners.
  • Experienced in play-based learning and creating educational activities, lesson planning.
  • Engage activities at home, scheduled outings, themed weekends, etc.
  • Manage seasonal wardrobes and clothing size rotations.
  • Hand-wash delicates if needed.
  • Develop children’s independence; help them be self-motivated.
  • Assist children with homework and school projects in an interesting, engaging manner.
  • Liaise with children’s schools, track and report to parents on school progress.
  • Ensure children’s timetable is adequate and allows for the day to run smoothly.
  • Able to prepare fresh and healthy snacks. Work with Chef to develop child-friendly menus.


  • Capable of building rapport with children.
  • Ability to travel internationally and domestically whenever necessary.
  • Highly organized, detail oriented, proactive, excellent time management, efficient and service focused.
  • Attentive to Principals’ preferences and style.
  • Intuitive to the needs of the children.
  • Professional presentation of self and great personality.
  • Ability to easily take direction.
  • Active and fit
  • Non-smoker.
  • Well groomed, professional appearance.
  • Long-term intent.
  • Reliability and punctuality.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Flexible schedule.
  • Creative, energetic, positive, happy, nurturing, calm demeanor.
  • Organized and detail-oriented.
  • Proactive, resourceful and take initiative to get things done.
  • Ability to multitask.
  • Willing to assist with the day-to-day functioning of a busy family and household.
  • Willing to travel with family on school vacations and holidays.


  • Bachelor’s degree and/or Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education or Early Childhood Development.
  • 5+ years of consistent and recent nanny experience in a private home setting (paid, not for family memeber).
  • 3-4 outstanding references from current and previous professional positions. References will be verified.
  • Seeking longevity (e.g., 7-10+ year commitment).
  • Superb command of the English language, both written and oral, is required.
  • Technically savvy. Familiar with Gmail, Google Docs, Google Sheets and Calendar.
  • Understands that the highest levels of confidentiality and discretion are required.
  • Ability to relocate to San Juan Puerto Rico the family is willing to pay a relocation stipend.
  • Ability to complete extensive background checks, motor vehicle checks, and drug tests.
  • Driver’s license and clean driving record.
  • CPR and First Aid certification
  • Immunizations (e.g., TDap, MMR, Flu-shot)
  • Legal to work in the United States.

Job Type: Full time live in in San Juan Puerto Rico

Salary: $75,000+ plus medical benefits, 2 weeks vacation + major holidays!

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